Subscribe
LISTEN PODCAST TIPS ABOUT SHOP SCOOPS ARCHIVES SUBSCRIBE

John Singleton backs UK 'Snowfall' star Damson Idris

By Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.

Editor & Publisher

NEW YORK, July 21, 2017, 2 p.m. - Academy Award nominated filmmaker John Singleton yesterday was unapologetic about getting a black British actor for his new '80s crack-epidemic drama TV series Snowfall.

Singleton, who has a penchant for finding new actors and making them stars, touting of UK Snowfall star Damson Idris comes as actor Samuel L. Jackson has hit many for the use of British actors.

"He was the best actor for the job," he told Redding News Review.

Earlier in the evening, Idris was asked how he learned to be black in an American context.

Idris cited just how "Americanized" London is and how he admires the music of Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and 2Pac.

"I kind of use them for that twang and obviously then Denzel Washington," Idris said.

Story continues below ↓


Advertisement

 

Singelton, who was attending an event in Harlem with the Snowfall cast, said despite some criticism that he is "very happy with the product."

Story continues below ↓


Advertisement

 

Impacting!

  


Add A Comment

Note: Redding News Review does not monitor the forum below and assumes no liability for what's posted.  See Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which states that "[n]o provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider."

 

 

Featured Video


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen | Podcast | Tips | About | Shop | Scoops | Archives | Subscribe | Terms of service & privacy policy

RCI 2017. All Rights Reserved.